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The average score for the Juneteenth quiz is 5.6. Think you can do better?

Take the quiz and learn more about the oldest known US celebration of the end of slavery. CNN will also broadcast a live Juneteenth concert featuring Jhené Aiko, Khalid, Jill Scott, Questlove, Mickey Guyton, Bell Biv DeVoe and other Black artists on Sunday, June 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

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French President Macron’s centrist alliance looks set to lose absolute majority in ‘unprecedented situation’

CNN  —  French voters appear set to deprive newly re-elected centrist President Emmanuel Macron of an absolute majority in parliament, limiting his hand in a second term. Partial results released by France’s interior ministry on Sunday showed Macron’s centrist alliance Ensemble! likely to miss the threshold for an absolute majority …

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Analysis: Democrats are losing ground with the fastest-growing political bloc: Asian Americans

CNN  —  A lot of attention has been paid to the problems President Joe Biden and other Democrats have with core party constituencies, including young and Hispanic voters. And there’s been plenty of polling to back that up. Far less attention, though, has been paid to potential declines in Democrats’ …

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NATO warns of a long war in Ukraine

CNN  —  The West must prepare for a long war in Ukraine as Russia makes incremental gains in a furious battle to control the country’s east, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have both said. In separate comments published Sunday, Stoltenberg and Johnson also …

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North Korea reports ‘epidemic’ of unidentified intestinal disease after Covid wave

North Korea has dispatched medical crews and epidemiological investigators to a province battling the outbreak of an intestinal disease, state media reported on Sunday. At least 800 families suffering from what North Korea has only called an “acute enteric epidemic” have received aid in South Hwanghae Province so far. Enteric …

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A dad photographed his son all his life. He hopes to change the world’s view of Black families

Rashod Taylor’s son, LJ, lies in his fort built partially with an American flag. “LJ is always making forts,” Taylor said, “and on this particular day, he wanted me to photograph him in one that he put together.” A father hopes photos of his son can change the world’s view …

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The Southwest’s unchecked thirst for the Colorado River water could be devastating

Vernal, Utah CNN  —  Among those who love to chase trout with flies made of feathers, just the mention of a certain seven-mile stretch of Utah’s Green River can turn a hardened man rhapsodic. “I’ve guided in New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Alaska,” said Gordon Tharrett, describing his 30-year career guiding …

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Putin declares end of ‘the era of the unipolar world’

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared the end of “the era of the unipolar world” in a combative speech that lambasted Western countries at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. “When they won the Cold War, the US declared themselves God’s own representatives on earth, people …

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HR rep borrowed $80,000 in student loans for ‘a better future that never happened’

Washington CNN  —  About 43 million people are waiting to find out if President Joe Biden will wipe away all or part of their federal student loan debt. In April, after facing months of pressure from other Democrats to cancel $50,000 per borrower, Biden said he was considering some broad …

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An unfinished building has been named 2022’s top attraction

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Summer solstice is almost here, the longest day of …

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